Solid Silver wine ewer carafe Ancient Greek Askos shaped jug with large spout and arched naturalistic handle.
An Askos is the traditional ancient Greek term for a wine skin referring to a sack of leather that contained the wine for pouring at festivities.
Many ancient examples exist in fine pottery often enhanced with a bird like handle with its beak holding the top of the opening.
Hallmarks to base but unidentified possibly Greek or Italian.
In good original condition.
Height 15 cm
Width 12 cm
Weight 443 gramms